If you have a cat, you may notice that it sleeps during much of the day and most of the night. In fact, cats sleep so much that you may wonder if they ever wake up at all.

Essentially cats are predators so they burn up a lot of energy when they are awake. When there’s no need to hunt, that’s when cats sleep, which usually means most of the day while waiting for you to put out their cat food so they don’t have to hunt anything at all. If you’re feeling used by your cat, you are.

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